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IELTS test in Turkey and India – October 2015 (Academic Module)

Two IELTS test takers (thank you, E and K!) had the same exam in Turkey and India. Here are the topics and questions they remembered:

Listening testIELTS test in Turkey

Section 1. A conversation about holidays.

Section 2. Description of a library map.

Section 3, 4. Don’t remember.

Reading test

Passage 1. About Biomimicry and studies of nature’s models in order to use these designs and processes to solve human problems.

Passage 2, 3. Don’t remember.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a bar chart showing students’ applications for four courses across three universities in the UK in 2004, 2011 and a projection for 2018. We had to summarise and compare the data.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some celebrities say that their private lives shouldn’t come under media scrutiny. Other people, however, believe that they should accept it as part of their fame. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Why do you study English?
– What are your future aims?
– Did you have a favourite teacher at school?
– What was your favourite book as a child?
– Do you read books in English? Why?
– Have you ever thought about becoming a teacher? Why?

Cue Card

Describe a street in your hometown that you know well. Please say

– What and where is it?
– How often do you go there? Why?
– What does the street look like?


– Do you enjoy being at that street? Why?
– Do you like big cities?
– How often do you do shopping?
– Do you think road safety is important?
– Is air pollution an issue in big cities? Why?

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